Also thank you @Kingsport_Mets for the send off I ll b keeping up with u guys. Texas Tech here I come #WreckEm #NoDaysOff ???p>This decision will cost Marquez $250,000.
? Bradley Marquez (@BradMarquez_4) July 29, 2013
Last week, Matt Cerrone reported that Marquez was considering giving up football to play baseball full-time.
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Steven Matz did not start. Instead, Persio Reyes took his spot in the rotation. According to K-Mets manager Jose Leger, Matz has been shut down for a few days as he "was feeling some muscle tightness. His shoulder was tight and so was his trap." He has not thrown in the last week, and will not until his muscle relaxes and loosens up. In his last 18 innings in the Appalachian League, Matz had 23 strikeouts and eight walks, while allowing just five hits and zero runs. Matz has made a pretty exciting return from Tommy John surgery with better velocity than the pre-surgical version of himself, but while this does not sound too serious yet, any shutdown, for a guy who has had multiple ones already, is concerning.
Gavin Cecchini left the game early after getting hit by a pitch in the top of the sixth. He was hit on the fingers on a pitch up and in. His fingers were according to Leger, "bruised up and swollen" as the pitch "got him pretty bad." All that said, the team does not believe the fingers are broken, and he should be back in just a few days. The 2012 first round pick had hit safely in five straight games with three extra-base hits in that time and was sitting at .250/.326/.371 in 34 games for Kingsport.
Tags: Brad Marquez, Gavin Cecchini, Steve Matz, Toby Hyde
- Bradley Marquez says moving from Texas Tech wide receiver to baseball centerfielder was "a really easy transition." The speedster will stay with Kingsport until August before heading back to Texas for football workouts. He'll rejoin the Mets next May.
- Chris Schwinden?is a Met again?and again holding the last spot on the Mets' again-full 40 man roster.?He's been designated for assignment by four teams already this season: the Mets, Blue Jays, Indians and Yankees. Mike Harrington has dubbed him?Mr. DFA.? The good news for Schwinden? A whole bunch of teams have wanted him this year. The bad news? None has held onto him.